Published Papers

Allison, M.J., Warren, R., Lopez, M.L., Acharya-Patel, N., Imbery, J.J., Coombe, L., Yang, C.L., Birol, I., and Helbing, C.C. 2023. Enabling robust environmental DNA assay design with unikseq for the identification of unique target taxon-specific regions within whole mitochondrial genomes. eDNA Journal, 5: 1032. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.438.

Sohnle, J. et H. Trudeau, «Le droit international de l’environnement (Juillet 2021-juin 2023) ou sur les meilleures stratégies pour attraper la biche de Cérynie, (2023) 48 Revue juridique de l’environnement 625-644, online references

Huston, G., Lopez, M.L., Helbing, C.C., Kinnison, M., Saros, J., Cheng, Y., King, L., Duxbury, L., Gregory-Eaves, I., Monchamp, M.E., Wood, S.A., Thomson-Laing, G., Picard, M., Armbrecht, L., Doi, H., Ficetola, G.F., Myler, E., Hanner, R., Kurte, L., Von Eggers, J., Brahney, J., Sakata, M.K., Kuwae, M., Parent, G., and Capo, E. 2023. Detection of fish sedimentary DNA (sedDNA) in aquatic systems: A review of methodological uncertainties and future opportunities. eDNA Journal, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.467.

Beattie, R.E., Helbing, C.C., Imbery, J.J., Klymus, K.E., Lopez Duran, J., Richter, C.A., Thambirajah, A.A., Thompson, N., and Edwards, T.M. 2023. A nitrifier-enriched microbial community contributes to the degradation of environmental DNA. eDNA Journal, accepted. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.469.

Lopez, M.L., Bonderud, M., Allison, M.J., MacDermid, F., Ussery, E., McMaster, M.E., Dersch, A., Staniszewska, K.J., Drevnick, P., Cooke, C.A., and Helbing, C.C. 2023. qPCR-based eDNA workflow for humic-rich lake sediments: Combined use of sedimentary DNA (sedDNA) and Indigenous knowledge in reconstructing historical fish records. Ecological Indicators, 155, 111014.

Abbott, C., Bright, D., Bryant, H., Côté, G., Crookes, S., Gurney, K., Hanner, R., Helbing, C., Hocking, M., Khan, I., Langlois, V.S., Lemay, M., Marshall, N., Miliano, R., Mirabzadeh-Ardakani, A., Parent, G., Richter, C., Wagener, A., Wilson, C., and Clogg-Wright, K. 2023. Performance criteria for the analyses of environmental DNA by targeted quantitative polymerase chain reaction. National standard of Canada, CSA W219:23. Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 29 pp.

Hocking, M.D.*, MacAdams, J.*, Sneiderman, R.B., Allison, M.J, Bergman, L.C., Koop, B., Starzomski, B., Lesperance, M.L., and Helbing, C.C. 2022. Establishing the signal above the noise in field applications: Accounting for an environmental background in the detection and quantitation of salmonid eDNA. Fishes, 7: 266. DOI: 10.3390/fishes7050266.

Robinson, C.L.K., Bergman, L.C., Allison, M.J., Huard, J., Sutherst, J., and Helbing, C.C. 2022. The utility of environmental DNA to detect intertidal habitat use by forage fish. Ecological Indicators, 142:109306. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.109306.

Gagné, N., Bernatchez, L., Bright, D., Côté, G., Coulson, M., Gurney, K., Hanner, R., Helbing, C., Hobbs, J., Hocking, M., Khan, I., Naumann, C., Parent, G., Richter, C., Silverio, C., Skinner, M., Weir, A., Wilcox, T., Wilson, C., and Clogg-Wright, K. 2021. Environmental DNA (eDNA) reporting requirements and terminology. National standard of Canada, CSA W214:21. Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 31 pp. 

Lesperance, M., Allison, M.J., Bergman, L.C., Hocking, M.D., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. A statistical model for calibration and computation of detection and quantification limits for low copy number environmental DNA samples. Environmental DNA, 3: 970-981. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.220. eLowQuant R code available here: 

Matthias, L., Allison, M.J., Maslovat, C.Y., Hobbs, J., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. Improving ecological surveys for the detection of cryptic, fossorial snakes using eDNA on and under artificial cover objects. Ecological Indicators, 131: 108187. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108187.

Allison, M.J., Round, J.M., Bergman, L.C., Mirabzadeh, A., Allen, H., Weir, A., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. The effect of silica desiccation under different storage conditions on filter-immobilized environmental DNA. BMC Research Notes, 14: 106. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05530-x.

Langlois, V.S., Allison, M.J., Bergman, L.C., To, T.A., and Helbing, C.C. 2021. The need for robust qPCR-based eDNA detection assays in environmental monitoring and risk assessments. Environmental DNA, 3: 519-527. DOI: 10.1002/edn3.164.